Wow, so I really, really enjoyed playing the alchemy patch this weekend. The shadow missions have got to be the best way to get exp because it’s just so much fun to run around with other people and fight everything! They’re way more intense than any dungeon I’ve done so far (but I guess that isn’t saying much since the hardest dungeon I’ve done is Ciar Intermediate XD) and they’re incredibly fast paced. I do wish I had some higher ranking combat/magic skills though; rank E smash and rank F icebolt don’t exactly help in a pinch. That being said, I did see some improvement in my combat proficiency. I tend to use defense a bit more now and I’m getting the hang of using windmill in a pinch. In fact, if you don’t believe me you can check out my video on Youtube here:
Hopefully once I finish that stupid ideal build, I can finally raise my CP and whatnot. I really like water cannon and I’ll probably try and get it to rank 1. I’ll definitely try to raise golem summoning and barrier spikes, that is, once I save up enough of those crystals. I’ve acquired all the alchemy skills that have been released so far except for life drain. I don’t dare rank them though since I’m pretty sure they’ll butcher my CP.
Aside from doing massive amounts of shadow missions, I did get around to a few other things. I’m nearly at rank B animal taming. I plan to go all the way to R1 since the idea of taming around half the enemies in the game sounds cool. Also, I really do want those titles from the skill :3
Speaking of titles, I did manage to get the “Lightbringer” title after doing a few G9 mainstream quests. I know there’s another title upon completion of the generation so I’ll definitely get around to doing that soon.
The last thing I should mention is that I got a Alchemy Coat for my character and thus a new outfit. I bought the coat with the “lab coat” part already white. I used my sky blue fixed dye for the pants and then took a gamble with a regular dye for the shirt part. ON THE FIRST TRY, I dyed the shirt the color I wanted, grey. Super, super lucky right? In addition, I got my old sky blue trimmed kite out of storage and bought a cylinder to accompany it. All I need now is a nice white-sheathed Japanese sword to accompany my outfit and I’ll be good to go. I’ll just have to wait a bit to save up the money. *sigh*